Pathways Forward: Kids, Caregivers, COVID & Trauma

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
Briana Berner


A free, virtual, roundtable discussion series designed to pave a path forward

Kids, Caregivers, Covid & Trauma: A Road to Recovery

Interruptions to schooling missed significant life events and changes in routine have all taken their toll on kid’s and caregiver’s mental health this past year. Join YWCA Spokane as we engage the community with key Spokane experts and YWCA staff in a progress-minded conversation about helping children and families recover from trauma.

  • What: A virtual discussion between experts focusing on children, caregivers, trauma, and recovery.
  • When: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual event, link to access will be provided after registration.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
  • Questions: | 509-953-5992
  • Share: #pathwaysforwardYWCA

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Registration for this event has closed but a recording of the conversation is available for your viewing.

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Our next Pathways Forward discussion will be October 27th and will focus on Domestic Violence Awareness and Action.


Freda Gandy
Executive Director at the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center





Shannon Griffiths
Director of Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program at YWCA Spokane





Toni Lodge
Chief Executive Officer, the Native Project, Inc.

Joel Ryan
Executive Director, Washington State Association of Headstart & ECEAP






Jeanette Hauck
Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Spokane

With 10 years of experience leading YWCA Spokane as part of the executive team, Jeanette was just named as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer this month, March of 2021. Jeanette first joined the agency in 2011 as the Director of Finance and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2014. She first succeeded Regina Malveaux, who transitioned in August 2020, as the agency’s interim CEO.

The financial management of program expansion and delivery has been a key focus of her activities since joining YWCA Spokane in 2011. During her tenure as CFO, Hauck lead the organization from a staff of 60 to a team of over 90 employees.

Hauck is dedicated to advocating for women, youth, and children and has served on a number of boards aimed at supporting healthy families, including Vanessa Behan in Spokane. She began her career in the non-profit sector nearly 30 years ago as the Director of Finance of the Institute for Drug Development and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center in San Antonio, now part of the University of Texas Health Science System.

Submit Your Questions for the Panelists

Community members are welcome to submit questions related to the discussion topic for our panelists to review and consider as key topics to address during their discussion.

Additional space will be provided towards the end of the conversation for live Q&A engagement with the panelists.

Pathways Forward Question Submission July 28

Thank You To Our Key Partners

This educational series would not be possible without the support of our valued 2021 Partners; our Mission Partners: Kalispel Tribe of Indians, MultiCare, Numerica Credit Union, Providence Health Care, and Hamilton Studio; our 2021 Freedom Partners: Northwest Farm Credit Services, Inland Imaging, and Garco Construction; and our event sponsor for this month’s Pathways Forward discussion: Horizon Credit Union.

If your organization would like to make an incredible impact in Spokane this year, consider joining YWCA Spokane as a 2021 Corporate Partner.

2021 Mission Partners



2021 Freedom Partners

Pathways Forward Event Sponsor